Within the Margins of My Bible...I just returned from Bible study where I was able to minister to a great group of ladies. I cherish fellowship, but you already know that. We’ve been studying about fulfilling our ministries and the plan God has ordained for our lives. For so long, I knew God had a plan for me, and for what seemed like forever, I had been clueless to what it was supposed to be.

For some reason, I always thought the fulfillment of my ministry, or anyone’s ministry for that matter, would be something really big – something noticeable, something undeniable, something powerful. What I have found is that it’s not about something big, it’s about the little things all added up together to make something big. Having the frame of mind to wake up every morning and say to God, “Okay, God, what do you want me to do today?” or better yet, “How can I serve You today, God.”

I used to think that worship was something you did corporately at church, before God, through music. It can be. But that is just one act of worship. True worship is waking up everyday making the choice to serve Christ. oval-wicker-laundry-basket-with-bath-towelsWhen I take proper care of my family, even through tasks I loathe (like laundry), I’m worshiping God. When I take time on a busy morning to ask a cashier in the grocery store how she is, I’m worshiping God.

The master plan to fulfilling my ministry is embracing the concept of worshiping my God regardless of how I feel or how mundane I think the task might be. I find freedom in worship, I fight spiritual battles with worship, and I love with worship. Worship is what my God deserves.  It is my privilege to engage in it.

dishes-sinkWhen I spoke tonight in a small intimate setting, I was worshiping. But, do you know what? I was also worshiping when I did the dishes so that my husband could come home to a clean kitchen.


So, as far as fulfilling a “big” ministry, I am. I’m fulfilling it one choice at a time through worship and through thankfulness to a God Who deserves so much more than I could ever give, and has given me so much more than I could ever deserve.

To God be the glory.

Have you recently asked, “How can I serve you today, God?”

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